Sticks and Bones Discussion Questions

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Find and view episodes of the television show The Adventures ofOzzie and Harriet (available on video). Compare and contrast the television sitcom characters to the characters in Sticks and Bones. How do Rabe's characters stereotype the show and contribute to the element of parody in the play?

Research the effects of the Vietnam War on the common soldier, focusing on how veterans were received when they returned to the United States. How does David's attitude and experience compare to other soldiers' stones?

How could the family in Sticks and Bones have avoided their desperate situation by the end of the play' Explore ideas like communication.

Research the history of the Vietnam War, focusing on how the war was portrayed and perceived on the home front. How did a typical American family view the war? How did their opinion change over time.

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